Ewe and newborn lamb(c) Tim Scrivener
Meticulous hygiene is one of the most important measures needed at lambing to get lambs off to a good start. An estimated 10-20% of lambs are lost between scanning and point of sale, with the majority of losses occurring during pregnancy and in the first few weeks of life. Hygiene European vet specialist Chris Lewis says scrupulous hygiene is vital during lambing, starting with the use of protective gloves when assisting ewes. “The best are the ordinary surgical type that […]